Not that long ago I used to do a fair bit of freelance work for the gaming press. I’ve dealt with a wide spectrum of editors, some were lucid and educated but most weren’t. It can be mightily disheartening to research a piece in meticulous detail only to have it linguistically raped by an idiotic sub-editor, then blithely printed without informing the writer of the changes. This kind of nonsense is pretty widespread too. You then also have the unholy marriage of dumb editors mixed with moronic writers.
The following link is a pretty damning snapshot in regards to the quality of modern day games journalism. My only gripe is that it’s not all that extensive but it’s at least a start.